Antonio Ríos Fernández, Antonio El Pipa (1971) is another of the veterans who adorn the Sevillian Andalusian-flamenco delivery. Belonging to one of the most genuine gypsy families in Jerez de la Frontera, dance has always been her passion and her life. For this reason, as he did five years ago with Así que pasen 20 años, recalling some passages from his most emblematic works, he has decided to celebrate once again the birth of his company, a quarter of a century ago, with a new and mature show.
A fitting celebration since, according to the dancer himself, if he has reached this point with a career full of celebrated works such as Living experiences or GenerationsThe reason for this is “because I have always gone for what I felt and I have been faithful and honest with myself”.
Bodas de plata, which is the name of Antonio El Pipa’s show, closed last year’s Festival de Jerez. And if that night her dancing embraced that of one of her greatest idols, Manuela Carrasco, thrilling her audience as never before, at the Central the guest artist will be her heir, Manuela Carrasco daughter.
A real party to celebrate how in 1997, precisely in Seville, after working in the companies of great figures such as Lola Flores, Manuel Morao or Cristina Hoyos, El Pipa presented his own. A company with which, always surrounded by magnificent artists, he has conquered half the world with his Lorca-like gypsy features and his very special way of moving his arms and the big hands that characterise him.